Sarkozy mired in scandals

Published on 5 July 2010 at 09:49


"The screw tightens," observes Libération, announcing the resignation of two members of the government who had misused public funds. For the Paris daily, the heads of the Secretary of State of Cooperation and the Secretary of State for the Greater Paris region rolled in order to save that of Eric Woerth. Implicated in the affairs of alleged tax-dodging billionaire Liliane Bettencourt, the Minister of Labour is the key architect of the delicate proposal of retirement reform, a project of great importance to Nicolas Sarkozy, which is to be presented to the parliament next September.

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